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DeBoles Rice Penne Pasta Noodles- all natural, wheat & gluten free

Posted on | May 16, 2007 | 6 Comments


These DeBoles penne noodles are packed in an 8 ounce box and contain enough noodles for at least 3 meals or so.

The penne is simple and quick to prepare as most noodles are. It is suggested to cook between 8 and 12 minutes, and rinse with cold water. I found that these noodles taste a bit better cooked at the 11 minute mark. I noticed that when the noodles are softer, they tend to split less and their texture is better. Undercooked ( at 8 or 9 minutes) and you’ll find them slightly tough and splitting as you try to eat them. But be careful, don’t exceed 12 minutes or you’ll get a bowl of mush! I know, kind of tricky.

The noodles hold thick sauces fairly well thanks to the ridges in the pasta, but the overall flavor seemed to be lacking. In my opinion, these noodles are “Ok”, but not something I would rave to my GF friends about.

Pros: holds sauce well, all natural, simple ingredients

Cons: tricky to cook “just right”

Rating: 3 1/2 stars


Ingredients: Rice flour and rice bran extract.

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6 Responses to “DeBoles Rice Penne Pasta Noodles- all natural, wheat & gluten free”

  1. ~M
    May 16th, 2007 @ 10:43 pm

    I prefer Tinkyada pasta, but I heard one trick to try for making gf pasta taste less bland is to add a gf bouillon cube to the water. I hear Rapunzel brand is good. This idea is courtesy of Brendon at Something in Season

  2. Karen
    May 17th, 2007 @ 1:32 am

    I agree M,- Yinkyada is the best thus far! Thanks for the bouillon tip- I’ll have try that one out. Thanks for posting!

  3. Natalie
    May 17th, 2007 @ 4:58 pm

    If I cant find Tinkyada, I buy this brand. You are right about the cooking-it is more fussy. Good review! I agree! I would give it about 3.5 stars too.

  4. Karen
    May 17th, 2007 @ 7:46 pm

    Thanks for your thoughts Natalie- it’s nice to have someone agree. :)

  5. Neena
    May 21st, 2007 @ 3:55 pm

    My vote also goes with Tinkyada.

  6. Karen
    May 22nd, 2007 @ 12:46 am

    I agree- Tinkyada rocks and is my favorite so far. It will be a tough one to beat!

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